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Do you know the Main Producers of Cacao in the world and the Harvest periods?


The main producers of cacao in the world are the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Indonesia, Brazil, and Ecuador, which together account for over 70% of global cacao production. Other notable producers include Mexico, Peru, and Nigeria.

These countries have the following typical harvest periods:

  • Ivory Coast: October to March

  • Ghana: October to December

  • Indonesia: April to November

  • Brazil: May to September

  • Ecuador: June to December


  • Mexico: April to November

  • Peru: June to November

  • Nigeria: October to January


It is worth noting that the exact timing of the cacao harvest in these countries can vary based on factors such as the location of the cacao trees and the weather


In terms of production share, the Ivory Coast is the largest producer, accounting for over 30% of global production, followed by Ghana at around 20%, Indonesia at 8%, Brazil at 7%, and Ecuador at 6%.


Trading Training and Consulting Ltd (TT&C) sources its cacao from the Ivory Coast and offers a range of products including cocoa beans, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, natural cocoa powder, and alkalized cocoa powder.

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